| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
You’d expect a Harold Ramis memorial to be funny given that the guy basically invented modern American comedy in his work from Second City and “SCTV” in 1960s and ‘70s through “National Lampoon’s Animal House,”...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Veteran TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America, becoming the first-ever African American to head the union.
Barclay, whose directing credits include "Sons of Anarchy," "Glee," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and...
| May 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The ambitious police drama seemed doomed even before it hit the NBC airwaves on Jan. 15, 1981.
Test audiences were unimpressed by the gritty pilot that focused on the personal and professional struggles of police officers working in a crime-ridden urban...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
"Let's be careful out there."
That trademark line is one of the touchstones of "Hill Street Blues," the classic 1981-1987 TV drama about the personal and professional challenges facing the police and detectives fighting crime in an urban metropolis. The...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Charna Halpern's script about her late iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) co-founder Del Close opens with the vastly influential, hard-living, difficult, brilliant improvisation pioneer glimpsing a TV on which his former student Betty Thomas is thanking him...
| May 20, 2011
In corporate America, it's no longer a surprise to see a woman running a giant company like EBay or Hewlett-Packard. But in Hollywood, where actresses have far shorter careers than actors do, and it's accepted practice to pay male stars......
| Dec 7, 2010
It's hard to imagine a more depressing symbol of the lack of influence of women directors in Hollywood than the Hollywood Reporter's new Women in Entertainment Power 100 List. The list, which gives the No. 1 spot to ABC TV......
| Mar 18, 2011
The glory days of director Betty Thomas were more than a dozen years ago, when she made “The Brady Bunch” a kitschy kick. Her last film was the Alvin and the Chipmunks “squeakwel.” But she's inherited the director's chair of...